For years Nintendo stood on the fence when it came to putting their big ticket mascots on a system or mobile device other then their own. The tides have since changed and for the very first time in history Mario will appear exclusively on Apple’s App Store.
During Apples September 7 conference revealing the new iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2, Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen from Nintendo took the stage to show off the new side scrolling runner game where simplicity and ease of use is key. The game is described by Nintendo below.
In this game, Mario constantly moves forward through the courses while you use a variety of jumps to navigate. Mario will behave differently depending on the timing of your taps, so it’s up to you to show off particularly smooth moves, gather coins, and reach the goal.
There are three different game modes to play. The first mode features challenging courses for you to complete while collecting coins. The second mode has you challenge the play data of other players to show who can beat a course with the most style to impress Toads into joining you. In the third mode, you get to create your own Mushroom Kingdom using the coins and Toads collected by playing the first two game modes.
Super Mario run will be a pay once and play game with no need to spend extra on in app purchases. The game will be hitting the iOS App Store exclusively this December. For a first look check out the gameplay video below.
The Pokémon Company seems to be warming up to iOS as of late. Not long ago iOS received it’s first official Pokémon Pokédex app and now and currently live on the iOS App Store arrived Pokémon TV. The new app features the ability to watch free Pokémon episodes from seasons 2, 4, 7, 12 and 14 in the series.
The app is well laid out with a scroll theme for selecting episodes which are categorized under seanson numbers and Pokémon Regions. Sadly the episodes are in 4.3 and do not take advantage of widescreen viewing leaving you with the classic black bars on each side of the screen. Pokémon TV is free to download for iOS users on the App Store now.
It’s official, The Pokémon Company has officially announced the Pokédex is now available on iOS. With information on over 600 Pokémon, fans can pick up the Pokédex for $1.99 on iOS devices. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod and iPad devices. The app only includes Pokémon from the Unova Region Pokédex to start with. The remaining four Pokédex regions (Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh) are available to purchase for an additional $5.99 each. In all the app will cost you roughly $27.00.
After the reveal of Square Enix’ plan to release a iOS remake of The World Ends with You, fans were feeling a tad let down. The games director, Tatsuya Kando, announced shortly after that there was more in the works for this well loved game. Now there has been an image found (above) in the end credits of the iOS version that seemingly points to a sequel. Is there still hope or is this just a set up for another let down?
The ESRB has released a rating for Karateka, coming to XBLA, PSN, PC and iOS. It also appears the game will be heading to the Wii U’s eshop, according to the listing. Karateka was created by Prince of Persia creator, Jordan Mechner, back in 1984. The new version will be a sort of “rhythm-fighting game”.